ANSWERS: 100
  • Never trust a milkman. Ever.
  • Not to be an idiot and to actually visit your kids now and again.
  • That for some reason is it apparently very important to know what kind of gas milage your car is getting.
  • dont do what he did. lots of trouble down that path and it is very hard to get back on the right path
  • 1.Using mother as a punch bag gives you a good work out. 2.Throwing your brother hard against the bedroom wall gives you an even better work out. 3.Do a runner when things get tough. 4.Kidnap your 2 kids without mothers knowledge,dump them with your sister and piss off to sea for months,leaving mother not knowing were her children are,hilarious wheez. 5.On getting caught and court orders no contact with children,then cuts off financial help for said children. In other words i learnt absolutely nothing off my dad,which is a good thing or i would of turned out to be one rather nasty person.
  • I would have to say the most important thing i have learned is to work hard. He is the hardest worker I know and he would do anything for my brothers, sister, mom and me. I would like to be the kind of dad for my future children as he has been for me.
  • I learned that I don't Know evertyhing, and realized how much I really don t know.I realized a few years ago that my dad is a good man and I am glad he is still around at the age of 82. I never really new him untill this year when he had to get a tripple bi pass, I just found out what he did in the war WWII. (we never talked) Now I know.
  • Not to ever be anything like him.
  • Love nature. Love unconditionally.
  • Compassion...and responsibility.
  • The most important? Work hard and love harder. Finish what you start and do a good job so people know you are dependable. Do not lie, cheat or steal. My dad cannot stand a liar, a cheat or a thief. When you are out and about.. you not only represent yourself but your family so show good representation so you do not shame your family and how you were brought up. Help others no matter how tired you are. Never stop lending a hand to others. If you use a tool .. put it back where you got it and never leave them out or you have to buy him a new one. Never borrow something you are not prepared to pay full cost for should something happen. Before making any serious decisions, take a few days to think on it. My dad has taught me too many important things to list just one. I could type forever on this one.
  • Always be polite when answering questions asked by the boss, Gracious One. ;)
  • I have learned i want 2 be nothing like him because he was never their
  • I have learned integrity; to be to places on time; take up opportunities when it comes to music; to be a hard worker for my family.............. and more. He always made me say "I am somebody" and "Taaake yoouuuuuuure tiiiiime".
  • My father left when i was a baby. So i learned how to be there for my child and not leave when things get a little hard.
  • I learned that there is fun in life no matter the current circumstances. Don't take things too seriously and let most things go. Don't hold on to bitter feelings because they will only make you unhappy and will do nothing to alleviate the problem causing them. He also taught me that if you can give someone a helping hand, do it and don't be concerned about if they'll be grateful or ever pay you back. Just do what you can to help.
  • It was that no matter what, there is at least one person in the world who likes me just the way I am: my dad! I think either that or how to make coffee to subdue "the beast" a.k.a. Ma. Heh.
  • To be absolutely honest in all your dealings with others.....no lies, no cheating, no tricks, no double standards...once you have a reputation for honesty and truthfulness, you will be trusted by all....and this reputation will preceed you in all aspects of your life.
  • Patience and responsibility and to always have humor
  • Maintain your integrity at all times. It's one thing you take a lifetime to build and can lose in one day.
  • Patience. And along with that, that listening to what your children have to say goes a long way towards understanding and affecting their behavior (as opposed to yelling).
  • That being neat and organized is a good thing... to a point. My father has extreme OCD, but because of that I also learned to love people's quirky little behaviors.
  • what not to do and how to forgive.
  • Have some fun in life and don't be a workaholic.
  • that love can be shown in the smallest of ways... and just because it's not shown in the most expected ways, it doesn't mean it's not shown.
  • If i live my life the exact opposite of how he did.I would become a decent human bieng an know what the meaning of what a real father is supposed to be.
  • A mother can raise two children on her own, and everyone will turn out ok.
  • THE most important thing...? That's tough, because there are tons, mostly abstract. However, if I had to narrow it down to one I'd say that it's putting children on swings with sweets in their mouth is NOT a good idea. It almost certainly will lead to a nasty situation whereby your child (in this case me) turns blue whilst choking. Better to employ a bit of common sense and not mix sweets, kids and swings.
  • somebody hits u, you hit them right back
  • To stick up for yourself and have your own opinion.
  • I think I learned what makes a bad father and a bad family member in general. It will come in handy if I ever become a father because I will work to avoid his self-centered traits.
  • Iv learnt that he was never there,and that id never stop my children from seeing their dad,as i never had one!
  • Defensive driving has to be number 1. I'd be dead a long time ago if I didn't learn that. Another very helpful lesson, pay off your bills and you can sleep better at night.
  • Never trust and alcoholic man.
  • I learnt that I have followed almost the exact same path as him in life, and thus, I have learnt that I can learn so much about him. He has helped me to realise taht he has seen it all before, and he will always be there for me
  • What I learned from my dad is that drugs are bad. My dad became a crackhead and watching his struggle through the years with his dependancy on crack and how he was unable to choose his health and his family over the drug was a hard, but powerful lesson.
  • I learned a lot about Oliver Cromwell. I learned how to recognise various different type of birds. I learnt how to clean the toilet. I learnt how to play French cricket. I learned to tell the difference between various trees and other plants. I learned how to grow peas. I learnt that it's perfectly acceptable to use baked beans instead of kidney beans when making a chilli. I learnt that "Blackadder" is one of the funniest programmes ever made. I learnt the words to several Tom Petty songs. I learnt how to skim pebbles at the seaside. I learnt that you should always drain the liquid from tinned chickpeas. I learned how to put up a tent, even though I really didn't want to know. I have learnt how to protect my shoes with Scotchguard to make the last longer. These are all important things my Dad has taught me. As yet, he has not managed to make me understand the offside rule, but I don't believe he will ever give up trying.
  • How to work hard and not take what you have for granted - because it could be gone at any time
  • Hard work. My father has taught me to work hard at everything. Without his guidance I would not be the person I am today.
  • Don't be an emotionless bastard.
  • "You got two ears and one mouth for a reason, to listen more than you speak. So shut it."
  • He who hesitates is lost.
  • He who hesitates is lost.
  • When in doubt, go with your first instinct, or decision. It is usually correct.
  • To teach, provide and care for your child no matter what the circumstance.
  • The best thing I learned was to be kind.
  • To question everything, always.
  • Genuineness...that's a word right? Don't smile unless you're happy. Don't be angry unless you're angry. People will appreciate you more for being you, not the person they want you to be.
  • When I was a kid, my friends and I frequently would talk about how much we "hated" this or that person . We were dopey noisy kids doing dopey noisy kid talk. My Dad said, "Hate's a big word." I thought about that and quit saying it. Oh, I'll still say I hated a given movie or even a specific action someone does, but I won't say I hate a person. I don't hate any person.
  • My Dad and Mom are still married, I realize this is a fortunate situation. My Dad taught me that a good man can marry up, stay together happily and none of it has to do with wealth. He's just an honest, hard working guy that treats my mom and us kids with love and respect. For me, that's enough.
  • A man is only a good as his word AND to keep your mouth shut and mind your own business
  • You gotta work hard to get what you want, it just won't come to you.
  • An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure.
  • I have learned many important things from my dad. I have learned how to love, how to be patient, how to work hard and good. There are so many things that you can learn from your dad, all of which are important in one way or another. There may be something that you think is not relevant but it could help you to survive. I love you dad. Happy Fathers Day.
  • love and forgivenss
  • I learned how to be a manipulator and an alcoholic. Thanks dad.
  • Kung Fu.... Oh, I mean... value of friendships. Never start fight with others, but if you do, make sure they don't get up or you die!
  • That beating on and cheating on your wife, would get you a cast-iron skillet against your noggin and cause you to lose your family. That lying to your children on those VERY, VERY scarce visits, (2 in a 5 year period), would lose their love and respect forever. And, no matter what I learned from my Dad, my step-dad could teach me even worse crap!
  • The little things can be the hugest things in a childs eye. My dad took me for walks and ice cream, he bought me books and he never ignored me. I loved him so much for that and still do, he was my hero. Rest in peace Daddy.
  • It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
  • 1) when it comes to buying food , THERE IS NO PRICE LIMIT , ( he would bitch about having to spend 80 bucks on food , once every 4 weeks ) 2) how not to igor your own childern when they are in the same room . 3) how not to be cheap with your own kids . He would say this when ever i needed to buy anything , "alysha alysha alysha i am not a rich man ." when he found out i was pregnant with my first daughter he exact words to me was " it figures"
  • when I was a very young boy, my father told me: someday when you are approaching a decrepit age, you will run across a mysterious man who is on a quest to build what will in the future be called "enthusiast community web sites." He will shout these words to the heavens, and many many people will listen to his wisdom. While you may not always understand the words of this man, he shall be your leader. Join him on his quest, and you shall find coins of gold under the rainbow.
  • Honesty and work ethics. My dad was by the book and had very strong ethics, for eveything. Sometimes it was a bit overboard, and he could have bent the rules a little more, but I learned from him that intellectual honesty and ethics are important things in life. He was definitely a role model for me on that front and his example has helped me navigate my work and personal life and define the lines I don't ever want to cross.
  • That you should always keep a pair of gym shoes around. Because you never know when you're gonna need to sprint.
  • indirectly, how to put a restraining order on him
  • My dad taught me that people youth is for having fun and exploring the world. There is plenty of time for work and seriousness when you become an adult. :)
  • always stand up for what you believe...
  • Look everyone in the eye when you speak. - It shows you are paying attention. Make your handshake mean something - Firm, Polite. - It's your bond. Give Hugs like you really mean then!
  • My dad taught me to be independent. Early on in life I learned how to cook; I got a job the minute I was legal; bought a car the minute I could afford one and so on. I'm very much self-sufficient, successful and i'm still young!
  • To never hurt the people around me, specially family, that has to come first always. Lies and deceit will only hurt yourself in the end.
  • Don't ever smoke.
  • Anything that's worth a sh*t takes hard work.
  • My father passed the year my daughter was born; the perfect example of the "circle of life." It wasn’t a time to mourn but to celebrate! Check out my eHow tips if you ever feel overwhelmed http://www.ehow.com/how_2002516_celebrate-loved-ones.html
  • That when you are tidying up, you need to start in the closets, drawers, or other storage areas. Getting rid of excess junk (both practical and emotional) helps you stay centered, focused and connected.
  • first thing that came to mind: ABC = always be careful
  • I learned that it is never too late to admit you made a mistake, and apologize for it. I didn't see him much after my mother and he divorced, maybe 6 times in 30 yrs. In 2002 he finally got up the nerve to contact mom and apologize to her for the things he had done, and then made plans to visit us for a month. While he was here, he personally apologized to all 6 of us. He and I have a pretty good relationship now. The rest of the story, in short form, mom had cancer, dad moved across the country to take care of her while she was sick, and they re-married after 35 yrs apart.
  • Establish and maintain good credit. This will pay you dividends down the road.
  • To respect myself because guys don't respect smutty people.
  • - To share your blessings and never to expect something in return from the people you've helped. My dad helped his siblings with their schoolings till they graduate. They became successful. But then life is really unpredictable. Dad lost his business and we have nothing left. His brother and sisters never even bother to give us help. We even tried to borrow money from them but we had no luck. We, as his kids were so angry. But Dad was so composed and never said anything but "Forgive them" (that was the first time i saw my dad cried). Like I said, Life is a wheel and I believe in Karma. Now, My older sis is a successful Nurse in Seattle. Me, a successful businesswoman and my younger sis works in a reputable advertisement firm. And now my parents is enjoying their 54 hectares farm and still helping some less fortunate kids and family in our area. ~~God bless those who have a good heart ~~
  • I learned how to be an alcoholic and a manipulator. Thank you A-hole. Rot in hell dad.
  • Bad things happen to the best people in this world.
  • Charity - my dad would give his last penny to someone in need.
  • My Dad taught me to stand tall and proud, whether I was winning or losing. He taught me that it was important to be able to look in the mirror and see myself honestly.He taught me how important it is for a strong person to help the weak.He taught me to love unconditionally and always be there for my own children. Even though he has passed away my Dad is still helping me every day as his love and wisdom is with me.
  • Not to marry or settle for a man like him.
  • My grandfather said it is great to get an education. No one can ever take that away from you. He also gave a great example of working hard and receiving the fruits of one's labor.
  • Sadly I have to say how not to treat kids.
  • Work hard and don't quit.
  • Support the family, don't fight in front of the kids, don't yell at the kids, a home cooked meal never hurt anyone, take care of your body/keep in shape, and be proud of your race and your history. my dad is awesome.
  • Dont burn your bridges - even if you're pissed
  • STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND DONT TAKE NO SHIT FROM NO ONE.
  • That no matter someones disability..look way past that and get to know them. Never think we are better.
  • it hurts your children if you choose witch one you love and raise and witch one you don't. Never choose, just love and raise ALL of them, or none of them.
  • That alcoholism runs in our family.
  • Use wisdom in every situation, be careful in confiding in people if their not confiding in you, die for what you believe in, always be the solution not the problem, always put 150% into everything you do, don't point the finger look in the mirror at yourself, and never let no one tell you that you can't make it!!!!
  • To be independant of help from others when possible and dont finance anything except houses.
  • That manners go a long way with people. I have taught my kids the same.
  • live for other be confident nd many more goood things
  • To always give everyone a second chance, and sometimes a third or fourth chance. Because there's always the possibility they'll make up for all the wrongs they've done you and turn out to be one of the best people you ever met.
  • I learned to be kind to other people. I learned to listen sometimes. My dad once told me(anyone can stand and tell you anything but you never know what their thinking) I've always rememberd that.
  • Always have respect for my Mother. The sun is always shining somewhere, on someone. Never cheat at anything.The glass is always half full of milk. That he loves me & thinks my eyes are beautiful.

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